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"This is the first of its kind of project, both in terms of expanse as well as strategic implications. The project, when implemented completely, would act as the much-needed electronic eye to our maritime agencies and provide the envisaged impetus to the overall coastal security apparatus," he said.

The Chain of Static Sensors would ensure near gap-free electronic surveillance of the entire Indian coast line up to the 25 nautical miles from the coast, he added.

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Anil Chopra and naval and Coast Guard officials were present on the occasion.

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